It’s a PAINT OFF!!!

So here’s the final paint video for the design blurb/ weebly site.

The story line has been altered, basically two paint tubes having a chat, one slags off the other – resulting in a paint bush sword fight/ dual…

…. I swear I was sound of mind when coming up with this … maybe sleep deprived but that’s about it …

Just a little bit of fun to add to the site for the element “colour”.

Also, shall be posting my vintage martini flash progress soon! Shall keep you posted 🙂

Over ‘n out,

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

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Sweet n sour stop animation!

Stopped for dinner (microwave sweet n sour with egg fried rice – nom!) and a quick post about the project so far!

This is a quick prototype of the video I’m working on – as you can tell it’s SUPER basic – I’m going to be using the lighting facilities in another studio to get a more even lighting and I want it to have this sorta “jagged” look to it, but maybe a lil bit smoother. Also, the character’s will have voices along with the music, so that’ll enhance the idea a bit more too!

The storyline is gonna be basically one paint tube annoying the sunbathing paint tube, and in the end the annoying lil character will jump on the other tube, resulting in paint going everywhere.

Obv’ this video doesn’t cover the full story, as I just wanted to get to grips with how I’m wanting it to look right now, but after making this little demo, I’ve got a much clearer idea of how it’s going to end up. It’s also given me an insight into how I’m going to approach my Flash animation next week!

It’s gonna be a lil (hopefully) funny video to represent the design element “colour”, and the video will feature on the blurb/weebly webpage.

Anyways, back to the studio!

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Tweaking & Twitter.

So I’m attempting to get better at networking.

Feel I should start now, get the ball rolling – I’m already in second year, best get a move on with getting my work out there!

Part of this plan involved entering a uni competition, I’m attending a conference/networking event next Wednesday (business cards at the ready!), and I finally got Twitter.

Yes … me … and twitter … bet you didn’t think that would happen!

Here’s the link btw if you wanna follow me! 🙂

http://twitter.com/#!/graphicdesignks

Also, the marathon that has been this blurb book is finally finished.

Done ‘n Dusted. Sign, sealed and delivered!!! …

… (Well, it’s gonna get sent off real soon for getting made up!)

And the Weebly site *insert sigh here* is coming along okay too, got the characters made up for the stop animation and I’m hoping that based on the success of this video, my second video in flash for the new project will work out okay too – more details on that to come!!!

Here’s a BEFORE, and AFTER the lecturer’s feedback, of one of the final spreads for “Dot & Line”:

BEFORE

AFTER

I’m quite pleased with the final outcome for this spread, I think it’s more organic, and the typography isn’t as harsh, lemme know if ya think otherwise!

Anyways, break time over, got another bit to go in studio! 🙂

Over ‘n Out,

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Ink, Ink, Ink

Nearly finished my Blurb book spreads, and I’m starting to think about the new project – web design – luckily it’s an extension of the work from the first project, so that helps a lot!

After receiving feedback from my lecturers on some of my little doodles, that were accompanying my typography and photography, I’ve re-created the pictures by mono-printing them – and in the process I also made my front cover and contents page title… good times!

I created the fonts by drawing them out on card, cutting them out, then printing under/ over them with multiple colours of acrylic paint – on different textures/ weights of paper.

So here’s a sneak peek of the front cover and two of the spreads, as well as some of the raw photographs of the mono printing!

Front Cover.

Contents page banner.

Colour Double Page Spread One. (The dimensions of the book are 18 x 18cm – and I’m aiming for full bleed, falling off the page spreads – the rather informative pages will have a more conservative grid for legibility purposes, but pages like this will be messy!)

Lines Double Page Spread One.

This is a raw pick of the mono print I created for chiaroscuro, and the last image is for planes. These images will stand alone, merge, overlap or hang off the page with the typography and photography.

So once I’ve got my spreads done, and have the book made, I’ll stick up some photos! Also, I’ll post the web link up when I’ve finished this new project.

One more image for the road – turns out red ink on arms is a bad idea – it’s come off – but I looked rather sun burnt on my right arm for a couple of days afterwards – eek! … Don’t ask, we hit a creative brick wall, got bored, and decided this was the best way to spend our time 😛

Over n’ Out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Inky Typo Good Times!

So finally this project is starting to take shape!

Spent this morning photographing my inky prints (which after 48 hours have still NOT fully dried – siiiigh!) at the photography studio. I’m trying to get a mix of flat and shadowy, textured shots for the book.

The inky prints were created using different colours of water based inks, a roller, and wooden blocks that have different fonts and sizes of letters carved into them.

VERY MESSY!

Good times though, and I’m pleased with how some of them turned out.

Rhythm.

Dots.

Chiaroscuro.

The next stage is going to be some messy lil’ sketches – and the book will flow “print/photo/sketch” for most of the layouts. Some may overlap or trail off the page and end on the next. Still deciding this right now, but I have a stronger idea of how I want it look now than I did a few days ago – good times!

Back to designing now!

Over n out,

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Chiaroscuro & Curry

Just finished my time in studio today – thought I’d quickly stick up a wee post about my progress with this book project.

I’ve finished my research (thank god for that!) and I’m now onto taking photos for each of the basic principles of design.

I’ll then have to narrow these down to ten images, one for each category:

Colour, Texture, Dots, Lines, Dot & Line, Crossing, Planes, Circles, Rhythm and Chiaroscuro.

After that I’ll have to create an illustration for each photograph (using different materials ‘n such) and stick it all together in a purdy layout for publishing … and this is for Friday … sleeping shall be minimal for the remainder of this week!

So here’s 3 of the images that I feel are the strongest so far – shall hopefully get this all done in time!

So this spiderweb that I photographed today is for “Crossing”.

I was lucky enough to be taking pictures whilst there was a burst of sunshine through the windows, and because I snapped this during the blip of good weather, it picked up markings on the glass too – which I thought looked rather sparkly and purdy!

This is for “Texture”. Whilst photographing the walls outside our studio for “Dots”, I noticed a small numerical print on the wall – it looked like a rather rough texture, so I zoomed in and then altered the contrast on photoshop to bring it out a wee bit!

And last, but not least :P, this image is for “Chiaroscuro” (light-dark). Just stumbled across these whilst wondering about Scott Sutherland building and altered the white balance on my camera before taking the shot.

So that’s all for now, since I probably wont have much time to update over the next week!

Off for curry and chat at Jan ‘n Den’s now (biryani goodness!).

Over ‘n Out!

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx